Although I’m happy with this result for a first attempt there was a very steep learning curve. I really need to do some work on learning how to mix colour. Front right is supposed to be an apple! Looks like a peach. You live .. you learn.
Here’s a little ditty I did yesterday at 6am.
The bronze sculpture is of a lady lying down done by Samantha Clea Welch of Myocum School of Sculpture. Samantha is a great artist and is currently in the UK visiting her very famous artist dad Rob Welch. The dresser was my mums when she was a kid 70 years ago.
The challenge here for me was doing my first big lot of colour … the yellow as a wash and trying to hold some sort of consistency. Also the nude figure was distracting in that the angle it was laying at was interesting to interpret.
This is Betty’s Lounge room in Sydney. Its a nice space full of Betty’s art and books, and books, and books. Its interesting how versatile a little colour wash can be. The carpet is not really this colour but it works. This was done at the start of this week and was my second watercolour sketch.
I get challenge by dark colours. I cant define the true colour in low light. I thought this was a brown coffee cup until I took it to wash it and realised that it was green. Therefore the two tone effect. Nespresso #6 at Betty’s place. Soy milk. Makes me feel like a coffee right now. This is my first watercolour wash with the set Erin recommended. They are easy to work with. Except when you are dark colour blind!
Why a sketch site you might ask?
Why not. They are useless sitting in a book and if you want the world to see your ‘art’ then why not via the web.
Sketching is a place I go to to relax. The focus required washes (no pun intended) away everything.